Tag Archives: presence

I fiori e le api

Standard

Sunday posts are dedicated to Italian Poetry

*
ogni fiore ha la sua
ape che per un tempo lo abbraccia
e lo deruba eppure si dona

serenamente non un fiore
scappa via alcuni cadono
nel canale l’acqua

scorre lenta scorre alta

quella degli irrigatori
dipingono un arcobaleno
nell’aria per me che

ho una vita più breve della loro

.

hipstamaticphoto-552741129.994041

.

Tuesday Poems will be in English as usual.

Sì, la domenica le poesie saranno in italiano!

Poesia tratta da “California Notebooks” in vendita da Feltrinelli.

.

Step 8 of 13 Ways Of Looking At A Poem

Standard

8.

some dreams are infinite it takes
but a few words to evoke those

emotions are a whole sea of waves
useless to separate them to make
some sense just a few words
can take you to sea free the page

among waves and winds
let the reader fly

.

.

2014-08-01 18.29.21

.

.

After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.

.

 

Step 9 of 13 Ways Of Looking At A Poem

Standard

9.

I’ve tried to explain
how the whites around
the words are so important
to me those silences I caress
on paper breaths spaces
make the poem

.

.

2014-04-05 17.16.15

.

.

After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

 

Step 10 of 13 Ways Of Looking At A Poem

Standard

10.

have you been to that quiet corner
in your house when you shut out
all the superficial chatter where
you are the spirit of poetry

.

.

vvzhn1bxysi1ywvkfmhdejacvxhefnxvkx3eyp66iugzojofgmepzaqxqcacry9o47wkktxopipwikxwlyk6clxkg2boqi7wyljfnh8bv423dsddr_ued0mrwh1r5zqxrewna4r6lgalmeehdamr2mflqtbdoivp18nkff6yrqejkivvgzoviw-atrfsjam1jnq

 

 

 

 

.

.

After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.

Step 11 of 13 Ways Of Looking At A Poem

Standard

11.

there’s a pace you need
to let your soul reach where
there will be no more war inside
of you nor anger where you bow
kindly and poetry welcomes you

.

.

hipstamaticphoto-551544824.461765

.

.

After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.

.

.

.

 

Step 12 of 13 Ways Of Looking At A Poem

Standard

12.

Cloud have covered the whole
day slowing down my rhythm
I walk as barefoot on carpet
placing words carefully
dozing off a bit hanging
poetic moments behind my eyes

.

.

2013-10-25 18.01.33.

.

After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.

.

 

Radio – California Notebooks

Standard

A tiny taste of the radio interview I did in Milan, Italy, two weeks ago. The first poems is in English.

Un piccolo assaggio video dell’intervista all’Onda di Radio Navigli di Milano del 21-6-18. La seconda poesia è in italiano.

Text below/Testi a fondo pagina

*
I’ve seen rain
stepping on the sea
incessantly tapping

not able to carve
ancient holes

as on rocks
because it

was welcomed
it was welcome

*
ho visto la pioggia

camminare sul mare
bussava senza sosta

incapace di scavare
buchi antichi

come nelle rocce
perchè era

accolta
era ben accolta

Wisdom

Standard

*
wisdom can be found
in forgetting

love is stitched on a
white canvas

an array of colors
red for bleeding

is an illusion to the eyes
it’s calm blue deep

within

and forgiveness
may be a life raft

.

.

2013-04-05 19.23.01

.

 

This poem appears in the first volume of the “California Notebooks”.

.

 

Words

Standard

*
may my smile
be forever loving
as I play in life

new roles and adjust
words as a tight dress

may wind clothe me
forever changing
just that loving smile

let that one survive

.

.

 

 

 

A. Mosca Desert velo rosa deserto IMG_4706

.

This poem appears in the first volume of the “California Notebooks”.

Poetry As A River

Standard

*

a river pouring
you are not rushing

to me poetry flows
out is hard to contain

I’ve no hands for that use
I’ve new eyes to embrace

strong legs clasped around
it’s an odd place wonderful

to be tell me what is
new today with you

 

 

Its Shape

Standard

*

and then
there was that
truck fading away
into the curve after
having committed a
crime I witnessed
I knew I could be
of help if I memorized
the plate but I could
remember only three
numbers and its
shape – none
when I woke up

.

 

WZCL5783

 

 

 

 

 

.

.

 

Truth

Standard

*

if you do respond

to light innuendos
if you do understand
the spaces within

and the white around
if you say a lot with
your silences then

poetry is light and
simplicity – it’s a gentle
laugh at the scoffing

of the learned – it’s
what lifts you up –
not what shows off

.

.

img_7787

.

.